Five Kellogg faculty members were honored with prestigious national and international named lectures and awards in 2018.
Alan Sugar, MD, delivered the Castroviejo Lecture at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in Chicago. His presentation traced the development of an ethical framework for clinical research, from notorious scandals like the Tuskegee Syphilis Study to the establishment of principles like informed consent, confidentiality and independent oversight. Dr. Sugar also offered several suggestions to address the unique challenges of clinical research in surgical innovation.
The AAO annual meeting also featured Sayoko Moroi, MD, PhD, who gave the Robert N. Shaffer Lecture. Her remarks, titled, “At the Technological Confluence of Glaucoma Clinical Care and Research,” described both the potential and the challenges of transforming glaucoma management from event-based care—treating glaucoma patients that have already progressed with vision loss and optic nerve damage toward blindness—to precision-based, preventive care.
At the Alfred W. Bressler Vision Science Symposium, held in New York City, Dr. Joshua Stein, MD, MS, received the 2018 Pisart Award and led the annual Pisart Seminar, sponsored by Lighthouse Guild, a leading organization dedicated to addressing and preventing vision loss. The award recognizes the innovative contributions of early-career vision clinician/scientists. Dr. Stein, a pioneer in applying big data analyses to health research in ophthalmology, spoke on “Tapping into Big Data to Enhance the Care of Patients with Ocular Diseases.”
Professor Emeritus Paul Lichter, MD, MS, received the Academia Ophthalmologica Internationalis (AOI) Bernardo Streiff Gold Medal at the World Ophthalmology Congress of the International Council of Ophthalmology in Barcelona, Spain. The medal is awarded every four years to an ophthalmologist who has made an exceptional contribution to the advancement of ophthalmology globally. His presentation, one of more than 40 named lectures he has given over the course of his remarkable career, was titled “Ethics and Physician-Industry Relationships.”
Dr. Bruce Furr, CO, PhD, gave the Richard G Scobee Memorial Lecture. This keynote talk at the 2018 American Association of Certified Orthoptists meeting, held in conjunction with the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) meeting. The lecture, titled “Aniseikonia-A 21st Century Look,” highlighted Dr. Furr’s research on the prevalence of and diagnoses associated with aniseikonia—a significant difference in the perceived size of images between our two eyes.